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Running two WordPress sites using Apache, first one is redirecting to the other? SSL w/ LetsEncrypt, 16.04

Hey there,

I’m having a problem where my domain davidparrella.com is being redirected to another wordpress site on my server, 512filmfestival.com. Some older (2013) tutorials seem to say that for multiple WordPress sites I would need Docker, but newer posts on the community seem to have people running multiple WordPress sites just fine using Apache normally to redirect domains. I also have two other static HTML sites on this droplet which are not affected by this glitch, and they get directed to their appropriate folders normally.

Here’s what I did: I started a WordPress site with the domain davidparrella.com, DNS server is pointed to my droplet IP with an A record. This is in the directory /var/www/dp

I then (months later) started another WordPress site with another domain (and separate databases), 512filmfestival.com, DNS server pointed the same way. I encrypted it with LetsEncrypt, and then also encrypted my first wordpress site as well. This site is in the directory /var/www/512

Here are my Apache config files for: 512filmfestival.com.conf 512filmfestival.com-le-ssl.conf

and davidparrella.com.conf davidparrella.com-le-ssl.conf

My hostname for the machine is: davidparrella

My hosts file has 127.0.1.1 as davidparrella.com

Any help would be greatly appreciated as I can’t seem to track this one down… Thanks!


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Hello,

Your configuration files look correct. I’ve had a similar issue in the past due to incorrect ownership of the files. You need to make sure that you’ve set the owner and the group for your new site to the Apache user so that it Apache could read the files of your new site:

chow -R www-data:www-data /var/www

Also, I would suggest checking your Apache error logs for some extra information:

tail -100 /var/log/apache2/error.log

Regards, Bobby